MADRID, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Second division leaders Valladolid beat Primera Liga Villarreal 2-1 in their King's Cup last 16 tie on a Wednesday night of few surprises.
Valladolid striker Roberto Losada put the home side ahead from close range but they only led for two minutes before Jose Mari headed Villarreal level from a corner in the 21st minute.
The second division's top scorer Joseba Llorente scored the winner in the 70th, clipping in at the near post, and Villarreal's night went from bad to worse when striker Guillermo Franco was sent off near the end.
Third division Rayo Vallecano gave Sevilla a run for their money by holding the visiting Primera Liga leaders to a goalless draw after a spirited attacking display.
But Barcelona rarely extended themselves in beating second division Alaves 2-0, thanks a double strike from Argentine forward Javier Saviola.
The game was marked by confrontations in the stands between police and home fans protesting against controversial Alaves president Dimitri Piterman during the second half.
Two goals by striker Sergio Garcia helped Real Zaragoza to a 3-0 win at Malaga while Deportivo Coruna beat Real Mallorca 2-1 away.
A first-minute header from Veljko Paunovic looked to have earned Getafe a 1-0 home win over Valencia until David Silva scored a spectacular 90th-minute equaliser.
The match was delayed by 30 minutes after a floodlight failure at the ground.
On Tuesday, 10-man Atletico Madrid scrambled a 1-1 draw at home to Osasuna.
The final first leg match of the round will be played on Thursday when Real Madrid travel to 2005 winners Real Betis.
The second legs are due to take place on Jan.17.